Anna Stamm

Advertiser Forum: Degrees of Safe or Sorry

Anna Stamm

Most will agree the adage, “better safe than sorry,” serves as a helpful warning sometimes. It’s an easy way for us to justify taking extra precautions, even when they seem unnecessary, because we’d rather do a little more first than suffer the consequences of a less...

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June 2024
Issue #16299
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Ron Piester

Building Safety 101: Understanding the Basics for a Safer Tomorrow

Ron Piester

Building safety includes a wide range of best practices, including implementing fire suppression systems, conducting regular inspections on existing buildings, providing clear access to emergency exits, employing sustainable water and energy usage, and more. By understanding and adhering to...

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June 2024
Issue #16299
Page 80
Joe Kannapell

The Last Word: How Technology Can Enhance Our Lives

Joe Kannapell

In June 2020, my column in these pages, “Fast Walking Through the Corona Crisis,” included a discussion on my Apple watch. At the time, I was impressed to discover how it could record our physical movements, and how it used our past experience to inspire us to be more active. Even...

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June 2024
Issue #16299
Page 150
Landon Boucher

The Village at Madrone – Successful Collaboration Through Design-Make-Build

Landon Boucher

Developed by Jemcor Properties, The Village at Madrone is a 249-unit, 320,000 sf affordable housing development located in Morgan Hill, CA consisting of 14 building types with 3 floors of framing and a community clubhouse. Structural Engineering was led by NIC Structural Engineering Consultants....

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May 2024
Issue #16298
Page 60
Alpine Team

Optimizing Truss Design

Alpine Team

Establishing a truss design process that progresses seamlessly from start to finish serves as a critical backbone for efficiency and ensures essential quality control measures. While individual processes might vary from designer to designer, here is a sample step-by-step process. Resist the...

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May 2024
Issue #16298
Page 96
Anna Stamm

Advertiser Forum: Random Acts of Kindness

Anna Stamm

In last month’s Showing Appreciation with Candy and Corned Beef, I remind everyone how easy it can be to build camaraderie and team spirit at your business with a little effort and a little food. As a perfect follow-up to that, I have a little story to share as a reminder that kindness and...

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April 2024
Issue #16297
Page 6
Wendy Boyd

How Do We Ensure an Installation of Spida Machinery Goes Well?

Wendy Boyd

Let’s talk about the most recent installation of a full frame line for Spida Machinery in Pennsylvania. After working alongside the management of the Truss and Panel plant in PA for quite some time – initially talking about their wish list, moving through to budgets and capex,...

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March 2024
Issue #16296
Page 17
Ed Serrano

Focusing on Safety with Vekta and Dahlsens

Ed Serrano

One of the central goals of the frame and truss sector is that everyone goes home safely every day. And while the Razer has been designed from the initial engineering stage with safety at the forefront, some customers, like Dahlsens, require more stringent safety aspects, so we customize...

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March 2024
Issue #16296
Page 50
Frank Woeste. P.E.

All Things Wood: Substantial Wood Truss Content at Virginia Tech Course

Frank Woeste

Sponsored by the Virginia Tech Continuing and Professional Education program, a three-day program on light-frame and mass timber construction design topics will be offered on May 14–16, 2024 in Blacksburg, VA. Joining me as instructors this year are Scott D. Coffman, PE, John Holland, MBA,...

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March 2024
Issue #16296
Page 64
MSR Lumber Producers Council

Opportunities Abound at 2024 MSR Workshop in Charlotte

MSR Lumber Producers Council

Spring is in the air and that means it’s time to register for MSRLPC’s annual MSR Workshop! Join attendees from across North America as they convene on April 17 in beautiful downtown Charlotte, NC, for three days of valuable learning and networking opportunities with an incredible...

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March 2024
Issue #16296
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